The funding round is expected to support at least three projects, with a maximum grant available of $35 million per project, all of which must be equipped with advanced inverters. ARENA has funded six grid-scale batteries since 2017. (Source: ARENA,, Feb., 2022) Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arena.gov.au
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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will lead the new joint Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator (HyGATE) supporting real-world pilot, trial, demonstration and research projects along the hydrogen supply chain. Australia has committed $50 million to the HyGATE initiative and Germany has committed €50 million which will be invested new hydrogen projects. Australia's funding is provided under the $565.8 million committed in the 2021-2022 Budget initiative to establish low emissions technology partnerships.
The Australian Government's 2019 National Hydrogen Strategy sets out a vision for Australia to become a major global hydrogen supplier by 2030. The government is investing over $1.2 billion to accelerate the development of an Australian hydrogen industry, including $464 million to develop up to seven clean hydrogen industrial hubs in regional Australia. (Source: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Website Release, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon. Angus Taylor, Minister, +02 6277 7120, email@example.com, www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor
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The Australian government has committed $33.5 million to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA} to support the bioenergy sector through co-funding additional research, development and deployment of advanced sustainable aviation (SAF) and marine biofuels and to help make advanced biofuels more cost competitive with traditional jet and maritime fuels.
To date, the Government, through ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), has invested just under $500 million in Australian organic waste, biogas, biomass, biofuels and related low-carbon fuels projects. Current Government measures underway to support the Australian bioenergy sector include:
The biogas measures together aim to help the development of a voluntary zero-emissions gas markett hat will drive early demand for clean hydrogen and other zero-emissions gases and recognise consumers' voluntary purchase of zero-emission gas.
Download Australia Bioenergy Roadmap HERE
(Source: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Website Release, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon. Angus Taylor, Minister, +02 6277 7120, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor; ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au
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The ground-mounted system, which incorporates 3,240 photovoltaic modules totaling 1.328 MWp connected to a 3.712 MWh Tesla Powerpack controlled by a Tesla Microgrid Controller, has been online and producing power for the past six months. ARENA provided $4.5 million im support of the $11.1 million (AUS) project. The Lord Howe Island Board arranged $5.9 million loan for the project and covered the balance of funds from its own capital. (Source: Photon Energy Group, Website, PR, 16 Sept., 2021)
Contact: Photon Energy Group (Australia), Michael Gartner, CTO, Managing Director, www.photonenergy.com/en; Lord Howe Island Board, Mick Pettitt, Acting CEO, www.lhib.nsw.gov.au
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When fully operational in 2022, the facility is expected to produce 34,000 gpy of synthetic fuel before scaling up to 14.5 million gpy by 2024 and 145 million gpy by 2026, at an expected cost of roughly $7.6 per gallon. Electrolyzed hydrogen is combined with CO2 to make methanol, then gasoline.
Porsche notes its developing a synthetic fuel that emits 90 percent less CO2 than gasoline derived from fossil fuels. (Source: Porsche, Sept., 2021)
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Bluefield also purchased a 45-MWp shovel-ready solar+storage project with 25 MWp in Lincolnshire UK. The assets were purchased from Arena Capital Partners Ltd .
(Source: Bluefield Solar Fund Ltd., John Rennocks, Chairman,
+44 (0) 1481 742 742,
www.bluefieldsif.com; Arena Capital Partners, www.arenacapital.ie
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Funded in part with a $4 million grant from the Federal Government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), MicroBioGen's work will boost the role of second-generation (2G) biofuels in reducing carbon emissions and improving food security by enabling food and fuel production from abundant, low-value waste plant material. (Source: MicroBioGen, PR, July, 2021) Contact: Novozymes, Brian Brazeau, VP Bioenergy Commercial, Peder Holk Nielsen, CEO, Michael Burns, Biorefining Business Development North America,(919) 496-6926, www.novozymes.com; MicroBioGen, Geoff Bell, CEO
(02) 9418 3182, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.microbiogen.com
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If passed into law, the regulation would have enabled ARENA to support:
energy efficiency projects, carbon capture technologies, blue hydrogen from gas using CCS, energy storage technologies to back up renewable energy and technologies that reduce emissions from aluminium and steel, and soil carbon.
(Source: ARENA, The Conversation, 22 June, 2021) Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au
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RayGen's solar-hydro power plant consists of RayGen's proprietary PV Ultra, a concentrating photovoltaic solar co-generation tower, combined with its patented electro-thermal storage. The technology generates heat as a by-product which is captured and used for thermal storage. The electro-thermal storage system consists of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine, industrial chillers and two insulated water-based thermal storage pits or reservoirs, each roughly the size of four Olympic size swimming pools. One of the reservoirs is kept at a temperature of 90 degrees and the other at close to 0 degrees, and the temperature difference is used to generate dispatchable electricity using ORC turbines, according to RayGen.
The project builds on a feasibility study and development work supported by a $3 million ARENA grant in March 2020. ARENA also supported RayGen with $8.67 million in funding to develop and construct its 1-MW PV Ultra pilot project in Newbridge, Victoria. (Source: ARENA, PR, June, 2021)
Contact: ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arena.gov.au; RayGen Resources, +61 3 8669 0380, email@example.com, www.raygen.com
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While currently still being manufactured, 10 of the new turbines could produce up to an estimated 87,600 kWhs a year, which is equivalent to the annual total electricity used by 23 British homes.
(Source: Alphha 311, Website PR, 13 Mar., 2021)
Contact: Alpha 311, Barry Thompson, CEO, www.alpha-311.com
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The portfolio includes eleven projects being developed in the province of Huelva. Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and operations in 2024. The eleven projects forming this cluster are on six sites in the province of Huelva and together have the capacity to supply sufficient power for roughly 305,000 homes.
EGPE also reports construction of its f30-MW, €18 million solar park in Huelva is underway. (Source: Endesa, Website PR, 8 Mar., 2021) Contact: Endesa Arena Power
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The solar installation is in line with the arena's commitment to net Zero Carbon certification by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to advancing sustainable building practices.
The Seattle Arena installation is part of a 250 MW portfolio of commercial and industrial (C&I) solar projects being developed by Unico Solar and Excelsior across North America. (Source: Unico Solar, PR, Mar., 2021)
Contact: International Living Future Institute, www.living-future.org
Excelsior Energy Capital, www.excelsiorcapital.com; Unico Solar, (206) 628-5050, www.unicoprop.com/services/real-estate/solar
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The arena is recognized for its energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures, reduced overall energy consumption, intelligent building automation, on-site renewable energy power generation, and replacing all fossil fuel consuming equipment on-site, such as gas-fired rooftop units, hot water heaters and the ice rink dehumidifier. (Source: AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex, Canada Green Building Council,
4 Jan., 2021 )
Contact: AMPED Sports Lab and Ice Complex, (613) 822-9000, www.ampedsportslab.com; Canada Green Building Council, (866) 941-1184, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cagbc.org
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The ARENA funds will support the development of new combinations of materials that can be used to generate energy more efficiently and to place the energy generation devices in more places than rooftop panels or solar farms.
(Source: Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics, Brisban Times, 12 Dec., 2020) Contact: University of Melbourne, Australian Centre for Advance Photovoltaics , Dr Renata Egan, research facility Chairperson, +61 3 9035 5511, www.science.unimelb.edu.au; ARENA, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au
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To that end, the new plan aims to: reduce the production cost of hydrogen; lower the cost of long duration battery storage systems; reduce the price of soil carbon measurement; decrease the cost of carbon capture storage (CCS) to under $20/ton; cut the production cost of low emission aluminum and for low emission steel; and others.
Accordingly, the government will establish a Technology Investment Framework and invest around $1.9 billion in a new energy technology package and complete its Long Term Emission Reduction Strategy before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
As previously reported, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) recently received $1.62 billion in government funding to enhance the utilization of low emission technologies to cut emissions across the chain. (Source: Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, ARENA, Mercom India, 27 Sept., 2020) Contact: Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon Angus Taylor, +02 6277 7120,
firstname.lastname@example.org www.minister.industry.gov.au; ARENA, Ivor Frischknecht, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au
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Morrison notes reaching the goal will require more lower emissions technologies and energy sources such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen and to that end his government has pledged to put $1.9 billion into the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFE) while allowing them to back CCS projects which they are presently prohibited from making.
(Source: Office of Australian Prime Minster Hon. Scott Morrison, PR, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 Sept., 2020) Contact: Office of Australian Prime Minster Hon. Scott Morrison, www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm; Australian Renewable Energy Agency, www.arena.gov; Clean Energy Finance Corporation, www.cefc.com.au
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To that end, the company is undertaking a number of energy efficiency projects including LED lighting upgrades, building management systems updates, on-site solar projects -- particularly in the company's retail assets, and others. The company is also procuring cost effective, low price volatility energy supply contracts and to date has cut energy costs 45 pct for a $210 million savings as well as reduced emissions by 60 pct -- 1.5 million tonnes of carbon , according to the release.
GPT partners with its tenants and organisations like ARENA, CEFC, NABERS and the Green Building Council of Australia. (Source GPT, The Fifth Estate, 8 Sept., 2020)Contact: GPT, www.gpt.com.au
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RayGen's technology is currently on track to be tested at a 50MWh-scale in Victoria State with $3 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and a key partnership with Sydney-based major power generator and retailer AGL Energy Ltd.
The company also recently announced a planned 200MW solar plant with around 100MW/1000MWh storage Photon Energy.
(Source: RayGen, PR, 15 April, 2020) Contact: Raygen, +61 3 8669 0380, www.raygen.com;
ARENA, www.arena.gov.au; AGL Energy, 011 61 3 8633 6000, www.agl.com.au; Photon Energy, www.photonenergy.com.au
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The Arenales project came online in 2008 and is designed to generate 148 GWh of electricity annually through a solar field of parabolic trough collectors. The project was constructed by OHL Industrial.
With this acquisition, Cubico holds eight assets totaling 279 MW in Spain and Portugal, including photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind energy technologies. (Source: Cubico Sustainable Investments, PR, reve, 6 Feb., 2020) Contact: Cubico Sustainable Investments , Ricardo Diaz, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)20 3805 3900, www.cubicoinvest.com
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